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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 33300 of 34294, by dionb

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mpe wrote on 2020-04-07, 14:30:

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Bought ET4000 VGA for my 386 build

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Nice - I have the exact same card. An ET3000, as imi already states. On a fast machine it's slower than an ET4000, but the native CGA&EGA support compensates nicely - and a 386 is hardly a 'fast' machine.

Reply 33301 of 34294, by imi

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a few little things :3

SDL cable for my Model M that got shipped without one 😒
got a somewhat good deal on it considering what they usually sell for.

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a few more SLC CF cards for builds in need of a bit more space.

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Microsoft InPort card and a weird Z-NIX mouse card, I don't really know what the point of the cinch connector is yet but I have found a picture of a mouse with a cable that has one.
It almost looks like it goes from a DB25 serial port to cinch and then the mouse connects to the DB9 on the card.

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Reply 33302 of 34294, by wiretap

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Just bought an Asus V9480 GeForce4 Ti 4800SE for $29.88 shipped on eBay.. the seller still has one left if you search. 99.9% positive feedback, score of 13592 - says the cards are tested and working in the sale description so hopefully it's good. Free 30 day returns of not.

The card is basically clocked at Ti 4400 levels, but 8x AGP. Same core config (NV28) of 4:2:8:4 as a Ti 4600/4800, so all it needs is a little OC.

Edit: now sold out, hopefully someone here got it.

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Reply 33304 of 34294, by cyclone3d

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imi wrote on 2020-04-07, 19:28:

forgot to mention... also bought a FireGL V8650 which turned out to be only a V8600 (no memory on back) and worst of all it also doesn't work 🙁

Besides the amount of RAM and RAM throughput, is there any advantage over say an HD3870?

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Reply 33306 of 34294, by Horun

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bjwil1991 wrote on 2020-04-07, 03:17:
Horun wrote on 2020-04-07, 00:38:

Nice ! Those are actually very good motherboards. I could be wrong be think all with the black ISA slots had real cache and many with the white ISA were the ones with fake cache (of the v1.7's) but am sure that just a rumor.

Does it have 256k cache ? Some of them came with 256k as either a 9 chip or a 5 chip set (cannot read your cache chips). Any chance of a better pic of the cache chips ? Just curious because I have seen the 5 chip 256k but not the 9 chip 256k in detail on a v1.7. Thanks !

Toshiba TC55V328AP-15 28-pin PDIP SRAM (3.3V 32Kx8), 9 of them, so 256KB L2 cache altogether. The board can take up to 1MB L2 cache, which was a lot for a 486 board.

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Thank you ! I have one with the 5 chip (4 +tag) 256k and it requires special BIOS settings because BIOS default is Cache Auto config "Enabled". That mode uses interleaved and with only 4 it is not and errors unless Disabled and "Cache Read Wait State" is set to "3-2-2-2". I am planning on switching it to 9 chip cache and will around for those Toshiba's.

Hate posting a reply and have to edit it because it made no sense 😁 First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor. 🤣

Reply 33307 of 34294, by Horun

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wiretap wrote on 2020-04-07, 18:50:

Just bought an Asus V9480 GeForce4 Ti 4800SE for $29.88 shipped on eBay.. the seller still has one left if you search. 99.9% positive feedback, score of 13592 - says the cards are tested and working in the sale description so hopefully it's good. Free 30 day returns of not.

The card is basically clocked at Ti 4400 levels, but 8x AGP. Same core config (NV28) of 4:2:8:4 as a Ti 4600/4800, so all it needs is a little OC.

Edit: now sold out, hopefully someone here got it.

Damn ! I would a if I could a.....

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Reply 33308 of 34294, by brostenen

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I ordered 5 PCB's of this project here

https://github.com/mbarszcz-pcb/c64-rf-modulator-replacement

When they arrive, I will purchase the components in order to make them.
If working, I will put together 3 kit's, as I only need two modulators in all.

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Reply 33309 of 34294, by Horun

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I ordered a DRAM tester from Sweden middle of last month, it finally arrived YAY ! It is not vintage but the mass of spare DRAM chips in my collection are.

Hate posting a reply and have to edit it because it made no sense 😁 First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor. 🤣

Reply 33310 of 34294, by EvieSigma

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I finally got around to ordering a replacement keyboard cable for the 1994 PS/2 Model M with a cut off cable I've had for two years. Can't wait to actually be able to test it out.

Reply 33311 of 34294, by devius

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Horun wrote on 2020-04-08, 21:42:

I ordered a DRAM tester from Sweden middle of last month, it finally arrived YAY ! It is not vintage but the mass of spare DRAM chips in my collection are.

What does it look like?

Reply 33312 of 34294, by mpe

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Bought & installed a i387 16-33.

My 386 build is almost finished. Soon I will be playing Quake on it!

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Reply 33313 of 34294, by canthearu

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Grabbed a little Cirrus logic 5424 SVGA card.

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Should be a decent little performer. Will have to compare to ET4000 card 😀

Reply 33317 of 34294, by mpe

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Yes. It is the same thing. Your is 33 MHz and mine 40 MHz from factory. However, I unsoldered the 80 MHz oscillator and replaced it with socket and 66 MHz one so I effectively downgraded it to 3335D.

It's because I don't have a 40 MHz 386 CPU/FPU combo and my 33 MHz pair doesn't handle overclocking that well.

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Reply 33318 of 34294, by Horun

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devius wrote on 2020-04-09, 08:57:
Horun wrote on 2020-04-08, 21:42:

I ordered a DRAM tester from Sweden middle of last month, it finally arrived YAY ! It is not vintage but the mass of spare DRAM chips in my collection are.

What does it look like?

Like this, it is designed to run 4 diff tests on 4164 and 41256 DIPs which I have a bunch of.

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Reply 33319 of 34294, by imi

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mpe wrote on 2020-04-09, 14:08:

Yes. It is the same thing. Your is 33 MHz and mine 40 MHz from factory. However, I unsoldered the 80 MHz oscillator and replaced it with socket and 66 MHz one so I effectively downgraded it to 3335D.

makes sense ^^

Horun wrote on 2020-04-09, 14:20:
devius wrote on 2020-04-09, 08:57:
Horun wrote on 2020-04-08, 21:42:

I ordered a DRAM tester from Sweden middle of last month, it finally arrived YAY ! It is not vintage but the mass of spare DRAM chips in my collection are.

What does it look like?

Like this, it is designed to run 4 diff tests on 4164 and 41256 DIPs which I have a bunch of.

shouldn't the usual EPROM programmers be able to test DRAM etc. as well?